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Peace and love: family arbitration

Saurabh Bhagotra explores the benefits of arbitration in resolving family disuptes

28 September 2012

Arbitration as a medium of alternate dispute resolution (ADR) has, over the years, gained immense popularity among commercial parties and business houses.

However, it was not until very recently that arbitration was conceived as an appropriate method of resolving disputes between individuals entangled in non-commercial disputes. Traditionally, the civil courts have always enjoyed jurisdiction over such disputes. But one is inclined to ponder that, if arbitration has been immensely successful in the commercial world, what reason could there be for it not to be introduced in non-commercial disputes?

Family ties

For instance, in family proceedings, although mediation was not uncommon, arbitration was perhaps not thought of as an ADR.

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